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Tick Tock: Austin City Council Meeting 4.16.2015

Sunday, April 19, 2015 by Michael Kanin

Tick Tock is the sortable-by-item-number transcript of Monitor publisher Mike Kanin’s Twitter feed from Council day. Simply click on the item number to scroll to the corresponding. Votes are color-coded: Green for yeas, red for nays, et cetera. It’s embedded below.

ITEMS

Tick Tock

Participants:

MKanin 281

DanKeshet 6

JeffStensland 2

sunnysone95 1

brennangriffin 1

lizpagano 1

texmexjunkie 1

mpusto 1

JaceDeloney 1

Thursday, April 16, 2015 9AM

Checking in from #atxcouncil where well see first zoning-centric agenda. or, as we at the @austinmonitor call it, the @lizpagano agenda. April 16, 2015 09:56 AM

Thursday, April 16, 2015 10AM

CM Zims pulled three non-zoning items: an AE chiller, van & bus charters, and the @gregoriocasar item to rescind Forest nom. #atxcouncil April 16, 2015 10:00 AM
word is that Forest has resigned. indeed, you can read the letter here: http://t.co/o5xdO2mxSN #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 10:01 AM
lizpagano “@MKanin @austinmonitor https://t.co/t1BdQYQ3Pa
.@lizpagano indeed! April 16, 2015 10:02 AM
stirring on dais. looks like were ready to go at #atxcouncil April 16, 2015 10:06 AM
#atxcouncil is under way #ATxgov April 16, 2015 10:14 AM
.@adlerforaustin welcomes new @IrelandCGAustin to #atxgov #atxcouncil April 16, 2015 10:16 AM
.@adlerforaustin notes that @IrelandCGAustin is first new consulate in #atxgov since Mexico in 1800s #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 10:17 AM
.@mayorsteveadler or @AdlerForAustin? which one shall we use? #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 10:19 AM
lots of economic/opportunity love flowing between @IrelandCGAustin and @mayorsteveadler #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 10:21 AM
RT @LillyRockwell: This is only the second Ireland consulate to open in the USA in the last 70 years. #atxcouncil April 16, 2015 10:21 AM
this is giving me an opportunity to mull @austinmonitor business trip to Ireland. April 16, 2015 10:22 AM
.@irelandCGAustin welcome completed, #atxcouncil gets official day under way #atxgov April 16, 2015 10:31 AM
2, 3, 7, 8 all pulled from #atxcouncil agenda thats in addition to the rest of the day. #atxgov April 16, 2015 10:33 AM
Item 4
speaker on item 4 is Arif Panju, CM Zim appointment to HLC. something of a defense coming, it seems. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 10:35 AM
Panjus appointment may be somewhat controversial given role in the Bluebonnet Hills HD debate: http://t.co/VqUa6HCywL #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 10:38 AM
MPT @kathietovo asks panju how hell promote local historic preservation, pointing directly at BBHHD #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 10:38 AM
Panju: trying to isolate his issue w Bluebonnet Hills HD (argues that 60% of NH doesnt want district) #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 10:39 AM
DanKeshet “@LillyRockwell @MKanin If this appt goes through, y’all gonna have to start sending reporters to HLC.”
.@DanKeshet the @austinmonitor already does… April 16, 2015 10:40 AM
and were now into the Bluebonnet Hills issue…#atxcouncil #atxgov Panju saying notice was messed up #atxcouncil April 16, 2015 10:40 AM
and were now into the Bluebonnet Hills issue…#atxcouncil #atxgov Panju saying notice was messed up #atxcouncil April 16, 2015 10:40 AM
MPT @kathietovo asks Panju again how he would promote historic districts, generally. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 10:42 AM
Panju trying to argue hed hear cases based on merits. @oraatx1 now takes a turn, cites history of historic loss #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 10:43 AM
Panju heads back to notice issue. worries about vagueness there. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 10:43 AM
texmexjunkie “@DanKeshet @MKanin Sharon Blythe?”
.@texmexjunkie im not sure that she was quite grilled, but she did have to show up April 16, 2015 10:44 AM
DanKeshet “@MKanin Besides Forrest, can you remember somebody else getting a grilling like this?”
@DanKeshet nope April 16, 2015 10:44 AM
Panju trying case on @oraatx1: that he would base decisions on merits. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 10:44 AM
.@poolforaustin suggests that original petition was at 51%. Panju conceeds that point. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 10:45 AM
.@poolforaustin next asks Panju whether he could fairly review applications, tax certificates. he says yes. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 10:46 AM
questioning of Panju ends. shounds like at least 3 skeptical CMs (@poolforaustin, @kathietovo, @Oraatx1) #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 10:47 AM
MPT @kathietovo has worries about Panju to HLC. wont support. nor will @poolforaustin #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 10:53 AM
.@DGarzaforD2 will abstain on all of CM Zims appointees, based on Forest appointment #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 10:53 AM
sounds like @Oraatx1 will also vote against Panju appointment. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 10:54 AM
CX: @Oraatx1 will abstain on Panju #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 10:54 AM
as will CM Kitchen #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 10:55 AM
consent agenda passes, Panju appointment appears to stand #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 10:56 AM
Item 5
#atxcouncil moves along to item 5 #atxgov April 16, 2015 10:56 AM
5 would have recalled appointment of Rebecca Forest. Forest has since resigned. #atxcouncil #atxgov more here: http://t.co/TJRTFHorMK April 16, 2015 10:58 AM
DanKeshet “@MKanin He passed 6-5?”
.@DanKeshet some abstained, some voted no. my count is 6-2-3 (2 nos, three abstains) #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 10:58 AM

Thursday, April 16, 2015 11AM

.@poolforaustin suggests Panju see questions from #atxcouncil as a challenge to perform well on HLC #atxgov April 16, 2015 11:02 AM
.@poolforaustin suggests Panju see questions from #atxcouncil as a challenge to perform well on HLC #atxgov April 16, 2015 11:02 AM
CM Zim thanks #atxcouncil colleagues for decorum during discussion. #atxgov April 16, 2015 11:02 AM
Item 29
and #atxcouncil moves into item 29 #atxgov April 16, 2015 11:02 AM
29 is a public hearing over adult-oriented business zoning rules. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 11:03 AM
one section would turn adult-oriented category into conditional use in downtown #atxgov business district. #atxcouncil staff, PC recommend April 16, 2015 11:04 AM
next amendment would set a 1000-foot boundary around libraries, museums for adult-oriented businesses. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 11:04 AM
MPT @kathietovo moves approval, notes that item wont eliminate adult-oriented businesses dwntwn, but will ensure review #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 11:05 AM
PS: for those of you watching ATXN, i did just adjust my tie clip based on the image on the screen behind #atxcouncil April 16, 2015 11:06 AM
proposed ordinance would go into effect in 10 days, unless its an emergency passage (which would be immediate) #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 11:07 AM
29 passes. yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 11:07 AM
off the dais: 2 (@ellenforaustin, CM Kitchen) #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 11:07 AM
Item 2
#atxcouncil goes back to pick up item 2, pulled by CM Zim #atxgov April 16, 2015 11:08 AM
2 is a water chiller. CM Zim asking for details about chilled water program. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 11:08 AM
staff: it is about economic development but its about so much more #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 11:09 AM
staff: chillers shift costs, allow lower power supply adjustment on AE customers bills #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 11:10 AM
CM Zim asks for P/L analysis on program. staff: 40-year per forma is positive. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 11:12 AM
2 passes. yeas: 10 #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 11:14 AM
nays: 1 (CM Zim) #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 11:14 AM
Item 3
#atxcouncil moves on to item 3 #atxgov April 16, 2015 11:14 AM
3 is a change to van & charter bus service rules in #atxgov April 16, 2015 11:15 AM
3 is a change to van & charter bus service rules in #atxgov April 16, 2015 11:15 AM
industry rep up now is against change. looking for exemptions from rules for service providers subject to fed regs. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 11:16 AM
CM Kitchen says the #atxgov would narrow regs to within city. #atxcouncil April 16, 2015 11:17 AM
CM Kitchen suggests that broader policy issue will be considered in committee. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 11:19 AM
.@mayorsteveadler asks rep if industry has issue w lang. changes (to comply w court). after discussion, he conceeds no #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 11:20 AM
CM Zim offers a set of amendments. @Oraatx1 suggests that any policy change go to mobility committee. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 11:22 AM
CM Zim moves to send ord + amendments to committee #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 11:22 AM
CM Zim doesnt get a second on the ppd motion #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 11:23 AM
CM Kitchen again promises that mobility committee will tackle issue #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 11:24 AM
CM Zim asks when. Sounds like 4.29 #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 11:24 AM
29 passes yeas: 11 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 11:24 AM
Item 7
#atxcouncil moves along to item 7 #atxgov April 16, 2015 11:25 AM
7 sets a public hearing for Harris Branch Senior Center project. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 11:25 AM
Item 2
.@oraaatx1 wants staff explain senior center res trip to grocery store. staff not prepared 2 discuss. item 2 set hearing #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 11:31 AM
7 passes. yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 11:31 AM
off the dais: 2 (CM Kitchen MPT @kathietovo) #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 11:32 AM
Item 8
item 8 accompanies 7. passes. yeas: 9 #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 11:32 AM
off the daisL: 2 (CM Kitchen, MPT @kathietovo) #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 11:32 AM
that brings #atxcouncil to zoning #atxgov April 16, 2015 11:33 AM
Item 9
item 9 ready for consent on 2 & 3 #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 11:33 AM
Item 9
item 9 ready for consent on 2 & 3 #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 11:33 AM
Item 10
item 10 (Waller Park Crossing) ready for consent on 2 & 3 readings #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 11:33 AM
Item 12
item 12 will be discussion #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 11:34 AM
Item 11
item 11 will be consent approval #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 11:34 AM
Item 13
item 13 will be consent 2 & 3 readings. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 11:35 AM
(12 is the burnett road project) #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 11:35 AM
Item 14
item 14 and item 15 will be ppd (staff) #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 11:36 AM
14 & 15: staff failed to inform applicant that items would be on agenda. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 11:37 AM
Item 11
MPT @kathietovo will pull zoning item 11 #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 11:37 AM
items 16 & 17 ready for consent on all three readings. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 11:37 AM
Item 18
item 18 will be pulled for discussion. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 11:38 AM
Item 19
item 19 applicant ppd request #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 11:38 AM
Item 20
item 20: NH request for PPD #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 11:39 AM
20 will be pulled to discuss timing of ppd #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 11:40 AM
Item 21
item 21 will be pulled for discussion. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 11:41 AM
Item 22
item 22 will be pulled by @oraatx1 #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 11:41 AM
Item 23
item 23 & 24 will be pulled for speakers #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 11:41 AM
Item 27
item 27 is ready for consent on all three readings #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 11:42 AM
Item 28
item 28 is ready for consent on all three readings. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 11:43 AM
Item 25
item 25 will also be pulled #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 11:44 AM
Item 25
item 25 will also be pulled #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 11:44 AM
Item 26
item 26 is on consent for all three readings. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 11:45 AM
consent items and actions pass. yeas: 10 #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 11:45 AM
off the dais: 1 (CM Kitchen) #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 11:45 AM
Item 9
#atxcouncil heads back to pick up item 9. #atxgov April 16, 2015 11:46 AM
Item 11
oops thats 11. #atxcouncil is back to item 11. April 16, 2015 11:47 AM
11 is for a rezone at 11712 N Lamar. MPT @kathietovo wants GR-CO rather than CS for storage facility. @oraatx1 seconds. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 11:49 AM
MPT @kathietovo also wanted to go to 3rd reading. staff, docs not ready. will have to be second reading #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 11:49 AM
CM Zim will vote against MPT @kathietovo proposal. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 11:50 AM
Dev rep Ron Thrower up to argue for CS-CO. suggests that many similar props, situations exist. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 11:50 AM
note: existing posting (CS-LO) could pass on final reading today. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 11:52 AM
CM Zim asking MPT @kathietovo whats changed w case (passed 9-2 for CS-CO). MPT (a no): my mind hasnt changed. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 11:53 AM
MPT @kathietovo we should not be making zoning changes based on applicants need to ease a sale #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 11:54 AM
.@oraatx1 wonders if current business could continue under MPT @kathietovo proposal. Staff: yes. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 11:55 AM
RT @LillyRockwell: So back to Panju vote: It was six yays, two nays from Tovo and Pool, and three abstentions: Houston, Kitchen and Garza. April 16, 2015 11:55 AM
JeffStensland “@MKanin Were any speakers signed up? I was listening at my desk and all I heard was Jerry Rusthoven explaining ordinance change.”
.@JeffStensland Dev Rep Ron Thrower spoke, argued for original zoning. April 16, 2015 11:58 AM
Staff explaining (prompted by @SheriGalloD10 Q) potential expansion limits based on current zoning. sounds like 20% ok #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 11:59 AM

Thursday, April 16, 2015 12PM

JeffStensland “@MKanin Sorry, I meant Adult-Oriented Businesses.”
.@JeffStensland nope that sailed thru April 16, 2015 12:00 PM
.@poolforaustin asking staff to read prohibited uses on property. apparently no blood plasma center usage…#atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 12:00 PM
.@poolforaustin asks if any prohibited uses under CS-CO would be permitted under GR. sounds like maybe? #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 12:02 PM
.@poolforaustin asks if any prohibited uses under CS-CO would be permitted under GR. sounds like maybe? #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 12:02 PM
.@poolforaustin: sounds like neighbors, dev rep worked together to get uses right. staff concurs. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 12:02 PM
.@poolforaustin will support ordinance as written. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 12:03 PM
MPT @kathietovo change to GR fails yeas: 2 (CM @D3forpio MPT @kathietovo) #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 12:04 PM
nays: 7 #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 12:04 PM
off dais: 2 #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 12:04 PM
original ordinance passes. yeas: 7 #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 12:04 PM
Nays: (CM @D3forpio & MPT @kathietovo) #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 12:05 PM
off the dais: 2 #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 12:05 PM
#atxcouncil heads to #citcom @austinmonitor team heads to lunch #atxgov April 16, 2015 12:07 PM

Thursday, April 16, 2015 1PM

Item 11
#atxcouncil returns to hear item 11 #atxgov April 16, 2015 01:23 PM
11 is the Burnett road project. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 01:24 PM
project developer leads w claim that discussion w neighbors started w declaration (NH) that there would be no discussion #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 01:28 PM
#atxcouncil, staff now into amount of affordable housing, type of affordable housing available on site. #atxgov April 16, 2015 01:29 PM
background on this case is here: http://t.co/UmefxTidv1. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 01:35 PM
.@poolforaustin calls up N Shoal Creek NH reps. Kevin Wear, Sharon Justice. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 01:36 PM
N Shoal Creek says letter of the law w.r.t. lack of negotiations is true, but spirit is not. willing to negotiate. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 01:38 PM
lots of accusations flying here about who was willing to work with who. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 01:38 PM
brennangriffin “@MKanin may have to rewatch to understand what is meant by this”
@brennangriffin NHA says they were willing to negotiate, bring any offers back for a fresh vote from members. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 01:40 PM
.@SheriGalloD10 backs up developer on notion that higher end prop in area is in demand. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 01:41 PM
.@SheriGalloD10 backs up developer on notion that higher end prop in area is in demand. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 01:41 PM
.@poolforaustin had suggested that some properties in area are priced lower than proposed project. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 01:42 PM
Justice notes that other, similar devs have appeared in NH. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 01:43 PM
.@SheriGalloD10 wades into ongoing questions of NHA repping renters. asks how many in N Shoal Creek NHA. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 01:43 PM
NHA: not many, but they would like to rep everyone. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 01:44 PM
CM Kitchen picks up NHA argument, suggests not enough negotiation has happened. NHA wants more discussion. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 01:44 PM
CM Kitchen asks if dev is willing to work w NHA. applicant seems not so inclined. implies hes already worked w NHA #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 01:45 PM
dev still willing to negotiate on some points. #atxcouncil #atxgov CM Kitchen pivots to affordable housing. willing to commit to 15% April 16, 2015 01:47 PM
CM Kitchen trying to land on affordable rent price. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 01:48 PM
1BR based on current figures is $840/month ($1500 market rate) #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 01:49 PM
dev says 2BR would be $1175 affordable price (for 80% MFI) #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 01:50 PM
MPT .@kathietovo wonders how applicant decided to set 80% affordability target. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 01:51 PM
dev says based on no exchange of density or height for project, as he says happens elsewhere. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 01:52 PM
dev says that lack of affordability is based on #atxgov actions. #atxcouncil April 16, 2015 01:52 PM
MPT @kathietovo suggests that #atxgov could exchange further density for further affordability. Dev challenges thats not true #atxcouncil April 16, 2015 01:53 PM
NHCD staff suggests that no #atxgov funds going to project, suggests that could also explain higher-end MFI #atxcouncil April 16, 2015 01:54 PM
MPT @kathietovo now looks to fee waivers for project. staff will provide. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 01:55 PM
planning staff: affordable housing cannot be condition of zoning (reminds #atxcouncil that they cant do inclusionary zoning) #atxgov April 16, 2015 01:56 PM
MPT @kathietovo angling to see whether she and her colleagues can weigh in on restrictive covenant. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 01:57 PM
.@mayorsteveadler also underscores importance of record reflecting that affordable housing is really voluntary. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 01:57 PM
.@mayorsteveadler also underscores importance of record reflecting that affordable housing is really voluntary. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 01:57 PM
.@oraatx1 notes that dev doesnt currently own property. also asks about edu impact assessment. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 01:59 PM

Thursday, April 16, 2015 2PM

staff directs @oraatx1 to backup. suggests there is capacity at Anderson High, Burnet Middle School. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 02:00 PM
staff also underscores that edu impact assessment should not be solely used to make a decision here. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 02:01 PM
.@oraatx1 notes that that was not her intent, cumulative impact of many factors (traffic too) is what shes after. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 02:02 PM
quick detour here to talk about edu impact assessment, role, etc. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 02:04 PM
staff pops in to say that 25% of fees would be waived on project. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 02:05 PM
.@poolforaustin moves to approve on 2nd reading only. looking for dev and neighbors to get together. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 02:06 PM
.@poolforaustin moves for MF5 (60 ft, FAR 1:1), less dense than dev proposal #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 02:08 PM
CM Kitchen seconds. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 02:08 PM
.@poolforaustin motion would also signal a desire on #atxcouncil part for parties to continue negotiations. #atxgov April 16, 2015 02:10 PM
CM Zim wont go for @poolforaustin MF5 pitch. doesnt think much more to discuss. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 02:11 PM
.@gregoriocasar wonders about the difference in numbers of units. 152 efficiency units max at MF5 #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 02:12 PM
.@gregoriocasar sees benefit w putting housing on burnet road, notes need for supply. still worries about afford. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 02:13 PM
still @GregorioCasar wont support @poolforaustin MF5 push. worries about loss of of units. also still not ready for 3rd #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 02:14 PM
.@gregoriocasar wants 2nd reading for MF6. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 02:14 PM
.@poolforaustin says goal wasnt nessecarily MF5, wanted to spur negotiation. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 02:15 PM
.@oraatx1 will support @lesliepool MF5 motion. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 02:16 PM
.@oraatx1 wants $$ amount of entitlements before vote. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 02:16 PM
.@d3forpio will support @poolforaustin motion. but wants apt numbers closer to MF6 #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 02:17 PM
.@d3forpio will support @poolforaustin motion. but wants apt numbers closer to MF6 #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 02:17 PM
.@adlerforaustin will also support motion. sounds happy, in this case, to defer to CM Pool. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 02:18 PM
.@sherigalloD10 looking for MF5 numbers that arent all efficiencies. staff suggests 110 units. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 02:20 PM
Dev says MF5 drives units under 100, affordable down to 16. says project wont work in anyway other than current prop. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 02:21 PM
Dev again hits note that affordability is not enough. says thats from #atxcouncil sounds very unlikely to negotiate #atxgov April 16, 2015 02:21 PM
dev really laying into #atxcouncil here. suggesting that delay is hurting both project and renters in the area. #atxgov April 16, 2015 02:22 PM
.@sherigalloD10 will support MF6 #atxcouncil #atxgov reminding colleagues that dev voluntarily agreeing 2 affordability. April 16, 2015 02:24 PM
RT @AndraCLim: “Every day that goes by it is harder to make this project” a great amenity, developer says #atxcouncil April 16, 2015 02:24 PM
.@lesliepool i want to reiterate this is not prescriptive #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 02:26 PM
.@oraatx1 turns to owner: i appreciate yr frustration but asks him to be patient, given new #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 02:26 PM
.@ellenforaustin wont support MF5. doesnt want it to be a negotiation tool #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 02:27 PM
.@ellenforaustin looking to get away from dev-v-nha paradigm. suggests that @poolforaustin MF5 is arbitrary #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 02:28 PM
.@gregoriocasar suggests that MF5 as a starting point wont send negotiations in the right direction. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 02:29 PM
#atxcouncil tries to end debate on CM Zim motion, cant. discussion continues. #atxgov April 16, 2015 02:30 PM
CM Kitchen suggests that #atxcouncil should wait for results of corridor study. #atxgov April 16, 2015 02:30 PM
.@poolforaustin MF5 vote fails. yeas: 5 #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 02:32 PM
nays: 6 #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 02:32 PM
.@d3forpio moved to no on vote #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 02:33 PM
.@gregoriocasar moves approval of MF6 on 2nd reading. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 02:33 PM
.@DGarzaforD2 wonders why 2nd only. ready to move forward based on what seems like entrenchment. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 02:34 PM
.@DGarzaforD2 wonders why 2nd only. ready to move forward based on what seems like entrenchment. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 02:34 PM
.@DGarzaforD2 also bats back bus stop argument from last time: 1/4-mile is close is D2. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 02:35 PM
.@gregoriocasar would vote against 2&3 reading. knows hes a swing. (wants broader understanding of project) #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 02:36 PM
mpusto “Appreciate the live tweeting @MKanin. Can’t get ATXN live stream to work for me today. 🙁 #atxcouncil”
.@mpusto my pleasure as always April 16, 2015 02:36 PM
.@sherigallod10 wants to be sure that @gregoriocasar can get the info he wants. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 02:37 PM
.@gregoriocasar concerns over affordable units. staff again reminds #atxcouncil that they cant bargin w affordable housing. #atxgov April 16, 2015 02:37 PM
.@gregoriocasar wants to know if applicant can volunteer info. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 02:38 PM
.@mayorsteveadler underscores need for @gregoriocasar wait to not be about bargaining for affordability. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 02:38 PM
.@d3forpio on vote change: MF5 would produce too few units. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 02:39 PM
dev back to point: lower density and affordability do not co-exist. clearly frustrated w process, gen policy. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 02:41 PM
dev now into costs associated w project extension. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 02:42 PM
dev: its not 34 affordable units vs 60, its 34 vs 0. #atxcouncil #atxgov suggests that he cant wait on 3rd reading. April 16, 2015 02:43 PM
.@mayorsteveadler points out that dev could make increased density for project a discussion. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 02:44 PM
MF6 2nd passes yeas: 7 #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 02:44 PM
nays: 3? 4? #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 02:45 PM
CM Zim makes snap move for 3rd reading. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 02:45 PM
i think nays were @lesliepool MPT @kathietovo @oraatx1 and @d3forpio #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 02:46 PM
wow. now #atxcouncil heads back to reconsider based on CM Zim desire to vote on 3rd reading. vote coming. #atxgov April 16, 2015 02:47 PM
#atxcouncil looking for 7 votes for passage here. #atxgov April 16, 2015 02:47 PM
order here: voting on amendment to approve on 3rd. would require another vote if it passes. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 02:48 PM
order here: voting on amendment to approve on 3rd. would require another vote if it passes. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 02:48 PM
fails. yeas: 5 nays: 6. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 02:49 PM
back to main motion at pass on 2nd reading only. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 02:50 PM
passes yeas: 7 #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 02:50 PM
nays: 4 (@oraatx1, @kathietovo, CM Kitchen, @lesliepool) #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 02:51 PM
.@DGarzaforD2 moves to put item back on agenda next week. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 02:52 PM
.@poolforaustin wants to delay. wants more time. clear frustration from dev team here. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 02:53 PM
.@oraatx1 wonders if all fee waiver info will be back next week. answer: yup #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 02:54 PM
motion to bring back next week passes yeas: 7 #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 02:54 PM
nays: 4 (@poolforaustin, @kathietovo, CM Kitchen, @oraatx1) #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 02:55 PM
Item 18
#atxcouncil heads along to item 18 #atxgov April 16, 2015 02:55 PM
18 is zoning for portions of Wildhorse PUD #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 02:56 PM
RT @AndraCLim: Adler is recusing himself on zoning item no. 18. He didn’t say why #atxcouncil April 16, 2015 02:56 PM
.@oraatx1 raises concerns based on available jobs #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 02:57 PM
CM Zim moves approval. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 02:57 PM
…and i gotta step out for a minute. be back shortly! #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 02:58 PM

Thursday, April 16, 2015 3PM

Item 21
returned. picking up #atxcouncil as they discuss item 21 #atxgov April 16, 2015 03:29 PM
21 is Cantarra Mixed Use rezone. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 03:31 PM
way behind on this one. will try to catch up. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 03:33 PM
RT @sunnysone95: Cantarra owners have easement granting landscape rights to land, applicants want to build a coffeeshop there… #atxcounci April 16, 2015 03:35 PM
RT @sunnysone95: Cantarra owners have easement granting landscape rights to land, applicants want to build a coffeeshop there… #atxcounci April 16, 2015 03:35 PM
RT @sunnysone95: And last week Cantarra property owners built a fence dividing property (w/in code) @MKanin #atxcouncil April 16, 2015 03:36 PM
DanKeshet “@sunnysone95 @MKanin Where is this? Google Maps says 13007 cantarra dr is in pflugerville.”
.@DanKeshet @sunnysone95 hmmmm….. April 16, 2015 03:36 PM
sunnysone95 “My official city vocabulary may be a little jumbled. #atxcouncil”
@sunnysone95 nah you got it April 16, 2015 03:41 PM
DanKeshet “@sunnysone95 @MKanin Where is this? Google Maps says 13007 cantarra dr is in pflugerville.”
.@DanKeshet word is this is most definitely w.in city limits April 16, 2015 03:42 PM
.@gregoriocasar moves to adopt LR, allowing fence in dispute. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 03:43 PM
21 passes. yeas: 11 (unanimous) #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 03:47 PM
Item 22
#atxcouncil moves on to item 22. #atxgov April 16, 2015 03:48 PM
22 is a rezone at 2927 MLK. would allow four detached units. McKinney Heights NA, Rosewood NH Contact team support #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 03:49 PM
pulled by @oraatx1 #atxcouncil #atxgov CM Houston asks about traffic count. staff: not more than 40 April 16, 2015 03:50 PM
22 passes yeas: 10 #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 03:53 PM
off the dais: 1 (@mayorsteveadler) #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 03:53 PM
Item 23
#atxcouncil moves on to item 23 & 24. #atxgov April 16, 2015 03:54 PM
23 & 24 would allow bark & park at airport. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 03:55 PM
.@oraatx1 notes that property in question isnt set for airport use until 2035. wonders what happens until then. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 03:55 PM
staff argues importance of leaving property as an aviation purpose use. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 03:56 PM
.@oraatx1 wonders what happens to pet motel if airport needs land. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 03:58 PM
aviation seems to suggest itll be parking #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 03:58 PM
JaceDeloney “@MKanin nice sticker, brah”
@JaceDeloney about time #amiright? April 16, 2015 03:59 PM

Thursday, April 16, 2015 4PM

project supporters up first. pitching benefits of bark and park. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 04:03 PM
project supporters up first. pitching benefits of bark and park. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 04:03 PM
Bark and Park would be PPP, applicant suggests first in country. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 04:04 PM
Michael Whellan up to rep Airport Fast Park. against rezone. argues that #atxgov would miss a larger, better opp #atxcouncil April 16, 2015 04:12 PM
FastPark rep argues for denial, further public discussion theres no rush, we can take a deep breath #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 04:17 PM
MPT @kathietovo suggests that FastPark would have been in on pet motel if they knew about RFP. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 04:19 PM
airport staff say that #atxgov can reclaim pet hotel site if project fails. #atxcoouncil April 16, 2015 04:22 PM
.@oraatx1 says shes not a pet hater but seems ready to go with other uses on site. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 04:24 PM
DanKeshet “@MKanin more pro-dog bias.”
@DanKeshet #meow April 16, 2015 04:25 PM
.@DGarzaforD2 moves approval of rezone. #atxcouncil will separate items on for vote. #atxgov April 16, 2015 04:26 PM
passes yeas: 7 #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 04:27 PM
nays: 3 (CMs @oraatx1 @D3forpio and CM Zim) #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 04:27 PM
off the dais: 1 (@mayorsteveadler) #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 04:28 PM
Item 24
accompanying item 24 passes. yeas: 7 #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 04:28 PM
nays: 2 (@oraatx1, CM Zim) #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 04:29 PM
abstain: 1 (@d3forpio) #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 04:29 PM
Item 25
#atxcouncil moves along to item 25 #atxgov April 16, 2015 04:30 PM
25 is is a rezone of property at 617 Thrasher Lane. at issue is condition of rezone that applicant opposes. #atxcouncil #atxgov April 16, 2015 04:31 PM
RT @sunnysone95: @DanKeshet @MKanin Exactly where GoogleMaps says. The fence issue is in regard to the Howard Ln entrance. April 16, 2015 04:33 PM
RT @texmexjunkie: @MKanin @DanKeshet Annexed in 2007 http://t.co/hJgrDgoo1r April 16, 2015 04:33 PM
unfortunately, i have to check out. ill be back next week. thanks for following along. April 16, 2015 04:35 PM

 

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